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Old 10-12-2018, 05:49 PM
 
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Medicare Part B Premiums Rise Modestly In 2019, Except For Hefty New Hit To Highest Earners


For 2019, Social Security is getting a 2.8% increase.

Medicare Part B is increasing from $134 to $135.50.

Other rates for high earners.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleae.../#3caf84d46c5c
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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It's a great time to be a senior!
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Medicare Part B Premiums Rise Modestly In 2019, Except For Hefty New Hit To Highest Earners


For 2019, Social Security is getting a 2.8% increase.

Medicare Part B is increasing from $134 to $135.50.

Other rates for high earners.

Medicare Part B is optional, not required. If you're covered under another plan you don't need it.
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:18 AM
 
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It's a great time to be a senior!
i love medicare and my supplement compared to when i was working and health insurance soared every year whether i got a raise or not .
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:34 AM
 
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i love medicare and my supplement compared to when i was working and health insurance soared every year whether i got a raise or not .
And Medicare is typically much easier to use than private plans. While my wife was in the hospital recently, I had a lumbar RF nerve ablation done across town. Done within 2 weeks. And a melanoma removed from my upper back within 1 week. No fuss, insurance taken on the spot. I don't think I have any more related OOP expense.
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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Medicare Part B is optional, not required. If you're covered under another plan you don't need it.

That is a shrinking demographic because fewer people are retiring with medical/pension benefits ( what I understand)
And the other case would be that people are having to work longer--past 65--simply because they can't afford to retire and have to work and thus continue their health insurance via their employer if it was part of their benefits...
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:12 AM
 
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And Medicare is typically much easier to use than private plans. While my wife was in the hospital recently, I had a lumbar RF nerve ablation done across town. Done within 2 weeks. And a melanoma removed from my upper back within 1 week. No fuss, insurance taken on the spot. I don't think I have any more related OOP expense.
Good luck w/the melanoma
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:15 AM
 
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It's a great time to be a senior!
We have had the good/bad situation to pay the supplemental tax for Medicare since we turned 65--
That can be a big bite-and rates are going up
The only hope is that our tax profile will be lower because of tax plan...not something I really supported and don't know how/if we will benefit or not-
We always have to file a delayed/amended return because we need K1s and the company sends them about as late as they can...
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:19 AM
 
Location: By the Bend, Inside the Resistance !!
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Unfortunately, the other side of the coin is like my last Job before retiring in 2011..No increase in the Retirement Ck for Ages.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:20 AM
 
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Good luck w/the melanoma
Thanks. It was removed with clear margins. Prognosis is excellent!

I actually went in to the dermatologist for other lesions. This they found when looking me over. It was on my back where I can't see or reach or feel.
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